CELTIC MUSIC
PANAMA MUSIC LIBRARY - PANAMA  023

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Title
Composers Duration

 

1

AIR AND JIG

Patrick King

Terence Trower

208

Description

Slow melancholy air played on solo Uileann pipe leading into at 1'05 an up-tempo jig played on solo Uileann pipe.

 

2

JOHN COLLINS JIG

Peter Arnold

3'06

Description

Up-tempo lively jig, small group with violin, accordion, guitar, percussion & bass. Beginning with solo violin and accordion leading into at 0'33 a lively up-tempo full group rendition of John Collins Jig.

 

3

GAELIC CELEBRATION

Richard Hinsley

2'29

Description

Treble bass and deep bass ancient recorders with grubhorn the sounds of old reed instruments along with light percussion leading into rhythm, playing a lively, happy, bright, jubilant, exhilarating theme.

 

4

ST PATRICKS DAY

Patrick King

Terence Trower

0'39

Description

A regimental march with historical origins played on the Irish warpipes. A tune for the Irish mercenaries who were called "Wild Geese" who fought for the French in the 17th century in the reign of Louis X1V and at later dates. The historical origin of this tune is hundreds of years old. Many Irish regiments in the British army adopted this tune as their regimental march, playing it on the Irish warpipes

 

5

LAMENT OF THE PIPER

Graham D'Ancey

1'18

Description

Solo piper playing a lament on a two drone bagpipe creating an atmosphere of melancholy, reminiscing, sadness, grief, sorrow, mourning & nostalgia. The origins of the bagpipe can be traced back to the most ancient of civilisations.

 

6

BATTLE OF AUGHRIM

Peter Arnold

3'54

Description

A lively up-tempo Celtic theme. Theme starts with percussion bringing in solo violin leading then into a small group with violin, guitar, bass guitar, piano and percussion playing in an Irish, Scottish & Celtic traditional style. At 1'56 the theme mood changes into a modern up-tempo Celtic fusion leading back at 3'18 into the more traditional style of Irish, Scottish and Celtic music.

 

7

DREAMING OF HOME

Susan Germaney

2'57

Description

Ancient solo Welsh harp playing a comforting, peaceful, nostalgic, soothing, soft, calm theme. The music of the harp has existed in the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and in Cornwall, Britanny and the Isle of Man since ancient times. The Welsh harp as played here is a wire strung triple harp and has a bell like sound.

 

8

WARRIORS

Robert Fossey

2'42

Description

Battle drums leading into ancient, mediaeval , single drone bagpipes giving a sense of anticipation and an atmosphere of advancing battle ready warriors. The origins of bagpipes probably originated in many cultures as a rustic instrument through herdsmen who had the basic materials of sheepskin, goatskin and reed pipe from which to make them.

 

9

CELTIC REEL

Barbara Mulree

2'04

Description

Light flute melody leading into harp leading into bodhran then into rhythm with a mid section of bodrahn and flute solo. A lively happy Celtic, Scottish folk dance played on flute, harp and bodhran. The bodhran is a goatskin drum widely used in Irish and Celtic music.

 

10

THE PRINCE RETURNS

Patrick King

Terence Trower

1.26

Description

Solo harpsichord plays to 0'43 then leaves theme when Ulieann pipes join and take up the theme. A tune for Bonnie Prince Charlie to mark the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.

 

11

CELTIC LEGENDS

Graham D'Ancey

2'02

Description

A free tempo, Ethereal , mystical, haunting opening section played on solo drone Breton pipe and tambour for 1'19, leading to an up-tempo rhythmic section played on Breton pipes, tambour and Hurdy Gurdy to the end of the theme. The Hurdy Gurdy is an ancient stringed instrument closely associated with France, producing a sound that is partially similar to the bagpipe.

 

12

CELTIC VANGAURD

Robert Fossey

235

Description

Tambour, kettle drums leading into fifes (small shrill flute) leading into ancient two drone bagpipes creating an atmosphere of the spearhead of an advancing army of battle ready warriors. Military theme played on ancient two drone bagpipes, tambour and kettle drums.

 

13

IRISH WASHERWOMAN

Patrick King

Terence Trower

1'02

Description

 Solo violin playing a medium up-tempo Irish jig. This style of jig with Celtic historical influences was taken by colonists to the North American continent in the19th century where it became popular with the early settlers.

 

14

SPRINGTIME

Paul Pinder

2'07

Description

Solo Celtic harp, musically, innocent with a pastoral atmosphere, inspiring thoughts of a beautiful spring day and the movement of a butterfly.

 

15

FIDDLERS JIG

Graham D'Ancey

1'38

Description

An up-tempo lively dance/jig with leaping movements played on violins, viola, tin whistles, Irish harp, bodhran and tambourine.

 

16

MEDIAEVAL PIPES

Patrick King

Terence Trower

0'37

Description

Medium tempo, bright, optimistic mediaeval tune played by two performers on the binou pipe and bombarde. Historical opinion is that the binou-kozh which is a one drone bagpipe was adapted from the veuze bagpipe, both of which are native to Brittany and are used as an accompaniment to the bombarde, which is a primitive small oboe like shawn, being a mediaeval double reed wind instrument with a sharp penetrating tone widely used in Breton music which is native to Brittany.

 

17

SPIRITS OF THE FOGOU

Graham D'Ancey

1'35

Description

Celtic harp, ethereal theme with choir voices creating a spiritual, sacred, mystical, tranquil, peaceful, holy and divine atmosphere.

 

18

ARRIVAL OF THE CELTS

Barbara Mulree

2'10

Description

Ancient mediaeval single drone bagpipes and drums creating an expectant atmosphere with a sense of reaching a destination or coming to the end of a journey. The bagpipes are mentioned in the bible and are believed to have originated in Sumaria. With the migration of the Celtic people in ancient times the bagpipes found their way into Persia, India, Greece, Italy and the countries of which they are now used.

 

19

NOSTALGIC AIR 1

Graham D'Ancey

1'38

Description

Slow, Celtic air played on solo violin and Celtic harp, creating an atmosphere that is nostalgic, pensive, wistful, daydreaming, longing and creating a sense of an earlier time.

 

20

LOVERS TRYST

Wendy Patrick

2'09

Description

Celtic harp, treble bass and deep bass ancient recorders with grubhorn sound of old reed instruments and light tambourine percussion creating a light, airy, mediaeval theme evoking thoughts of chivalry, lovers, courtship and the Royal Court of kings and queens.

 

21

BRETON MARCH

Graham D'Ancey

1'36

Description

Up-tempo march, played on veuze / Breton binou - kozh Breton bagpipes, kettle drums, bombardes and jingling johnny (belltree). Historical opinion is that the binou-kozh which is a one drone bagpipe was adapted from the veuze bagpipe, both of which are native to Brittany and are used as an accompaniment to the bombarde, which is a primitive small oboe like shawn, being a mediaeval double reed wind instrument with a sharp penetrating tone widely used in Breton music which is native to Brittany.

 

22

SPRIGINS JIG

Graham D'Ancey

136

Description

Up-tempo jovial, mischievous Celtic jig, played on violin, bodhran, tambourine, viola and tin whistle. Light-hearted, jovial, mischievous theme. Viola enters theme at 0'44 with tin whistle entering the theme at 1'09.

 

23

PIBROCH OF DONALD DHU

Patrick King

Terence Trower

1'38

Description

A 500 year old tune played here on the highland warpipes can be traced back to a Pibroch which is the classical music of the bagpipes. This Pibroch is associated with Black Donald, being Donald of Dhu of the Cameron Clan. Later in time the tempo of this tune was increased to a march and played on the warpipes. It was heard extensively during the 1745 rebellion, inspiring the Cameron clan.

 

24

SAILORS JIG

Paul Pinder

205

Description

Theme opens with accordion leading into tambourine leading into rhythm (sticks on wood). A lively jig played on accordion, tambourine and sticks giving an atmosphere of seafaring, boats, docks and mariners in times past.

 

25

MERRYMAKING

Anthony Walton

217

Description

Bright, lively, exuberant Celtic fair, wedding, merrymaking, carefree theme played on bodhran, mandolin, fiddle and accordion creating an atmosphere of merryment, fun and of being in high spirit.

 

26

PIPERS LAMENT

David Cherrett

2'06

Description

Solo piper playing a nostalgic, melancholy, sad, lament on a two drone bagpipe creating a 16th century sound (a third drone was added to bagpipes circa 1550).

 

27

WEDDING DANCE

Graham D'Ancey

0'56

Description

Solo Celtic harp creating an up-tempo, light, airy, carefree, happy theme.

 

28

BRETON DANCE

Graham D'Ancey

138

Description

An up-tempo theme played on Breton binou bagpipes and tambour drum. Historical opinion is that the binou-kozh which is a one drone bagpipe was adapted from the veuze bagpipe, both of which are native to Brittany and are used as an accompaniment to the bombarde, which is a primitive small oboe like shawn, being a mediaeval double reed wind instrument with a sharp penetrating tone widely used in Breton music which is native to Brittany.

 

29

WASSAIL

Graham D'Ancey

223

Description

Theme starts with solo flute, then harp enters at 0'14, violin enters at 0'35, then mandolin enters theme at 1'03, tambourine enters at 1'10and bodhran enters theme at 1'46 creating a theme with an atmosphere of a festive occasion, merrymaking and celebrating with drinking.

 

30

LAMENT

Barbara Mulree

3'06

Description

Solo Celtic harp playing a lamenting, nostalgic and reminiscing theme.

 

31

CELTIC HARP

Graham D'Ancey

117

Description

Solo Celtic Irish harp playing a nostalgic, yearning, tender, tranquil, sentimental, daydreaming and melancholy theme, evoking a memory of an earlier time and days gone by

 

32

BLACK BEAR

Patrick King

Terence Trower

0'40

Description

This theme played on warpipes, is a martial tune dating back to the early 19thncentury. Traditionally Scottish march back to barracks to the sound of this rousing tune, which is played to lift weary hearts.

 

33

SETTLERS JIG

Graham D'Ancey

1'10

Description

Medium up-tempo jig. The theme/jig is played on violins, viola, tin whistles, Irish harp and bodhran creating a light-hearted, jolly, happy atmosphere of joviality and merrymaking.

 

34

MYST AND THUNDER

Graham D'Ancey

1'25

Description

A haunting theme with a sense of yearning played on tin whistle and tambour.

 

35

INSTRUMENT OF WAR THEME

Patrick King

Terence Trower

2'02

Description

The Theme from the award winning film series Instrument of War and The Great Highland Bagpipe of the same name, the powerful story of the great Highland bagpipe, narrated by Tom Conti, Hanna Gordon, with special guest Charlton Heston. The series features Phil Collins, Jackie Stewart, Cappercaillie and the Prince of Wales. The use of the pipes in war is very ancient among the Celtic people, from ancient times through to the Braveheart days of William Wallace to the siege of the Alamo, the sound of the bagpipes have struck terror into the enemy. (More information on the films from Highland Classics on email: films @highlandclassics.com and at the website www.highlandclassics.com

 

36

CELTIC BLESSING

Graham D'Ancey

1'16

Description

Lilting solo Welsh harp. Romantic, happy, joyful, bright animated playful theme.

 

37

POOKA JIG

Graham D'Ancey

1'57

Description

Mandolin starts theme, violin enters at 0'31, joined by bodhran at 0'46 creating a lively up-tempo jig portraying a sense of mischief, joviality and playfulness, played on mandolin, violin and bodhran.

 

38

SCOTS AND IRISH

Patrick King

Terence Trower

0'29

Description

Nostalgic theme played on solo flute. Celtic influences of Ireland and Scotland.

 

39

NOSTALGIC AIR 2

Graham D'Ancey

1'38

Description

Slow, Celtic air played on solo violin and Celtic harp, creating an atmosphere that is nostalgic, pensive, wistful, daydreaming, longing and creating a sense of an earlier time.

 

40

HIGHLAND LADDIE

Patrick King

Terence Trower

0'42

Description

Played on bagpipes, the historical origin of this tune is hundreds of years old, dating back to the 16th century. In this version it is played at a tempo the piper would play leading his men into battle. This tune was used by many Scottish regiments of the British army as their regimental march.

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